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Last year I went on a tour [1] of the 1944 "B reactor" at Hanford (the first large scale reactor [2]) They don't allow you to crawl around on stuff but you can see a surprising amount and they have people who worked on it giving talks. Pretty cool and worth doing.

To me one of the coolest things was the complexity of the (pre computerization) monitoring/control room and systems.

[1]http://manhattanprojectbreactor.hanford.gov/ [2]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B_Reactor

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